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ST BEES SCHOOL HEADING TO THE TOP OF THE “CHARTS” WITH NEW SCHOOL SONG

ST BEES SCHOOL HEADING TO THE TOP OF THE “CHARTS” WITH NEW SCHOOL SONG Hands up any of you who remember their school song… Hands up, please. What no one? No one at all? St Bees School have decided to improve this situation by writing one. “Why do you choose to do this?” I hear […]

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Carlisle’s Kerry Clark to take part in 2020 Vision Project 

Our own photographer Kerry Clark is part of a nationwide collective of 100 UK photographers to celebrate and pay tribute to NHS and healthcare workers on the frontline of Covid-19 with new national exhibition and book. Capturing the PERSON BEHIND THE MASK to express the human story – not in hospitals or in uniform – […]

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Sea, Lakes and Rivers with Maryport Inshore Rescue

Sea, Lakes and Rivers Maryport Inshore Rescue is an Independent Lifeboat, Swift Water Search and Rescue Organisation who have been keeping the public safe since 1978. The group operate an Independent Lifeboat although they are not part of the RNLI. “Our crews are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year,” explained Operations […]

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Our Ultimate Guide to Doorstep Destinations

Our Ultimate Guide to Doorstep Destinations. With quarantines in place for overseas holidaymakers, there has never been a better time to be a local tourist and rediscover Cumbria with a staycation on your doorstep.   Visitors rarely think further than Lake District hotspots and with social distancing in full force, if your idea of a getaway […]

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On Your Bike – Family Friendly Rides

On Your Bike – Family Friendly Rides. One positive from Coronavirus restrictions has been the surge in people rediscovering a love of cycling and bikes have been dragged from the back of the shed like never before. Cycling proved a lifeline through the pandemic, offering a way of getting out of the house for exercise […]

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Local business need you now more than ever!

help local business Ever since our first magazine went to print over 13 years ago we have worked in hand in hand with local businesses.  We know how hard they work, how tough they have it and how they make our communities what they are. ‘Shop Cumbria’ is not a catchy line we trot out […]

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Tuning in with St Bees Community Radio

The people responsible for St Bees Community Radio admit they didn’t know what they were doing when they first started.  But the group that organised the Bees Bash – Charles Bagshaw, Demi McDowell, Nathan Steele, Chris Lockie, Dave Morgan and Lee Shackley – created a radio station, brought a community together during lockdown and looked […]

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Wild Swimming – Who Dares Swims

By Jasper Baker Wild Swimming  A Lorton based ladies swimming group going by the name ‘Who Dares Swims’ are making a splash on Crummock Water and Buttermere while creating positive waves across the community. Who Dares Swims are proof that open water and wild swimming are not the domain of athletes training for endurance events […]

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Tutehill K9 Hydrotherapy

Tutehill K9 Hydrotherapy Sharon Rogers had wanted to set up a hydrotherapy clinic ever since her German Shepherd, Elsa, broke her leg in a horrific accident many years ago. “She recovered and had a very good life,” said Sharon, who Owns Tutehill Kennels & Cattery near Pica. “But Elsa had to have her leg strapped […]

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Songs for Stan! Live stream concert this Saturday featuring Alfie Boe

Carlisle has united as a community to help finance treatment for a two-year-old boy, Stan.  A Just Giving campaign has raised well over half of the £500, 000 needed to send him to Singapore for life-saving treatment. When Stanley’s cancer-T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia returned for the third time, the family were told there was […]

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